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State denies Montgomery County's request for snow-day waiver

The superintendent of Maryland public schools has denied the Montgomery County school system's request for a waiver from the requirement to make up snow days.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:35am EDT

Tags: Joshua Starr, snow days, snow days waivers,

Montgomery County works to make up snow days

The very first Monday after Montgomery County Public Schools filed for a waiver with the Maryland State Board of Education to cover some of the nine snow days it has already experienced, the school system was hit with a St. Patrick's Day snow storm that closed the schools yet again.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:53am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, school year, Joshua Starr, Lillian Lowery,

7-year-old boy dropped off at wrong bus stop was lost for several hours (Video)

Montgomery County Public Schools is looking into what led a school bus driver to drop off a 7-year-old boy at the wrong spot Monday, causing him to be stranded in Laurel for several hours.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 08:47am EST

Tags: Dana Tofig, Tyshon Evans, Robin Godfrey, Fox 5, Bel pre elementary school, Laurel, Md., Sarah Beth Hensley

Montgomery Co. schools seek input on changes to school start times

Proposed changes to public school start and end times are getting a lot of attention in Montgomery County, and there's still time to share your opinion.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:23am EST

Tags: school start time, michelle basch, Montgomery County, mcps, teens

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Montgomery school bus cams result in 10 citations in first month

In just the first month, a new school bus enforcement program in Montgomery County issued 10 citations to drivers who ignored bus stop signs, which is too high for one county councilman.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:17pm EST

Tags: school bus cameras, Craig Rice, Kate Ryan

Montgomery superintendent pitches reimbursing Rock Terrace students

Montgomery County schools superintendent wants to reimburse Rock Terrace students for money that was taken from some students' individual funds and banking accounts in an effort to help rebuild parents' faith in the school system.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:53pm EST

Tags: rock terrace school, Joshua Starr, credit union, disability benefits, students with disabilities, Kate Ryan

Later bell time proposed for Montgomery County students

Proposed changes to the times school bells ring in Montgomery County drew a crowd of more than 200 people to a public meeting Monday night.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 05:46am EST

Tags: bell time, school start time, michelle basch, high school, students,

Montgomery Co. schools superintendent: Students threatened my family

Montgomery's County schools superintendent, Joshua Starr, says students sent him racist, crass tweets -- some that threatened his family -- in an attempt to convince him to close schools during bad weather last week.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 06:52am EST

Tags: Joshua Starr, cyberbullying, social media, snow

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Montgomery schools eliminating strawberry milk

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 09:59am EST

Tags: mcps, milk

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